SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Tangible Things

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SSAT Upper Level Verbal

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Example Questions

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

CONDUIT

Possible Answers:

Bidder

Cinema

Channel

Mask

World

Correct answer:

Channel

Explanation:

A "conduit" is a channel or a passage for carrying a fluid. It is also a means by which something is transmitted. So, "channel" is the correct answer. None of the other answers are close in meaning to "conduit": “bidder” means a person making an offer to buy something at a certain price, usually in the context of an auction or sale; “mask” means cover or disguise; “cinema” means motion picture or theater; and “world” means the Earth or an imagined place like the Earth.

Example Question #31 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

CONDUIT

Possible Answers:

Closed 

Open 

Medium 

Expression 

System 

Correct answer:

Medium 

Explanation:

“Conduit” is a noun used to describe a channel or medium through which something is conveyed. A person can be a “conduit” for an idea or information, and a pipe or channel can be a “conduit” for liquid or electricity. The best answer is “medium,” which in this context describes something that enables passage from one area to another.

Example Question #32 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

ARTIFACT

Possible Answers:

Stain

Pastime

Relic

Neutrality

Inspiration

Correct answer:

Relic

Explanation:

An "artifact" is a manmade item of cultural or historical significance, or a "relic."

Example Question #33 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

CAVITY

Possible Answers:

Domicile

Excursion

Hole

Mountain

Cacophony

Correct answer:

Hole

Explanation:

"Cavity" means a hole; a Mountain is a large natural structure that is above sea level; Domicile is a home or residence; an Excursion is a trip or outing; and Cacophony means discordant sounds.

Example Question #214 : Synonyms

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

CITADEL

Possible Answers:

Genius

Legacy

Apex

Fortress

Composition

Correct answer:

Fortress

Explanation:

A "citadel" is a fortress that commands a city.

Example Question #34 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

CONDUIT

Possible Answers:

Pattern

Implement

Channel

Future

Argument

Correct answer:

Channel

Explanation:

A "conduit" is a channel or pathway.

Example Question #35 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

INFERNO

Possible Answers:

Temperature

Ash 

Conflagration 

Desert

Disaster

Correct answer:

Conflagration 

Explanation:

A "conflagration" is a large fire. An "inferno" is similarly a large fire. Thus, "conflagration" and "inferno" are synonyms.

Example Question #217 : Synonyms

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

CONTUSION

Possible Answers:

Bruise

Cleanliness

Disorder

Fear

Misery

Correct answer:

Bruise

Explanation:

A contusion is a bruise or blunt injury.

Example Question #36 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

DOMICILE

Possible Answers:

Prophecy

Mansion

Evil

Bully

Tame

Correct answer:

Mansion

Explanation:

A "domicile" is a home or house, so "mansion" is the synonym you want.

Example Question #37 : Synonyms: Nouns For Tangible Things

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

CONTUSION

Possible Answers:

Broke 

Bruise

Accident 

Unwell 

Healthy 

Correct answer:

Bruise

Explanation:

“Contusion” is a noun used to describe an injury to the body in which nothing is broken but damage is done to tissue causing a bruise to appear. “Broke” and “accident” might seem partially correct, but it is important to note that in a “contusion” nothing is broken, only bruised.

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